This right here is the selfie that got the internet into a tizzy this weekend. The young girl in question had to defend herself against all kinds of harassment (unsurprisingly) after the picture went viral. According to her, she had studied the Nazi concentration camp with her father before his passing, and this was (by her logic) her way of honoring that time together. The whole incident calls to the front the politics of selfies and whether or not self-photography has the power to be an act of identity creation - and not just vanity. These are the things we should be talking about, but then you see her reaction to the controversy...
Aaaaaaand now I want to crawl into bed and just cry for the youth for a couple days.
Not really though...the star from HBO's "Game of Thrones" had an opportunity to meet the adorably unhappy cat and decided to play along with his grouchy selfie companion.
UPDATE: We've learned this fantastically grumpy picture is a photoshopped fake. Either way, the resemblance is pretty uncanny. Well done, internets!
Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participated in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." Estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.
Earlier today a student armed with a knife at Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh, PA attacked and injured at least 20 students. Several have been hospitalized with serious injuries but no deaths have been reported as of this time. Thinking quickly, student Nate Scimio pulled the fire alarm and alerted other students of the emergency. After he was taken to the hospital, this selfie happened.
Frankly, making some derisive comment about "kids these days" seems totally unwarranted when the kid involved likely saved lives. Of course, that didn't stop the press from asking for interviews and snarky comments like this: